Atheism Archive

Why an Atheist Might Not Think the Bible is All That Special

How could anyone reject the Bible? Believing in the Bible’s divinity can be pretty tough once you begin to read it like any other book.

Center for Inquiry: How Does Religion Benefit from Science and Secularism?

At "Science Peers into the Future," Center for Inquiry explored trends in everything from artificial intelligence to nanoscale drug delivery systems.

3 for Thursday: 3 Highlights from the Pew Survey of Religion in Politics

According to a new Pew survey, most Americans (72 percent) see religion as losing its influence on American society. What do you think?

What College (and Seminary) Students Don’t Know About Religion

College students studying religion think they know what it is, but they are often wrong. Here are some things worth knowing when studying religion.

What the Bible Looks Like When Compared to Fantasy Fiction

While comparing the Bible to fantasy fiction is not likely to settle well with about 28 percent of Americans, I did exactly that for On Faith this week.

3 for Thursday: 3 Lessons from that BuzzFeed Map on your Representative’s Religion

When a BuzzFeed map shows your religion controls the country's power-base, then it's time to stop complaining about persecution.

Is Human Morality Found in Our Primate History? A Review of The Bonobo and the Atheist

In "The Bonobo and the Atheist," Frans de Waal challenges religion's top-down morality and explores the similarities of humans, chimps, and bonobos.

3 for Thursday: 3 Studies on the Problem of Religious Identity

New studies say something about religious identity and their perils in family, job prospects in the American South, and in defining a country.
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